Nicole Belle at Crooks and Liars is handing out yesterday's Worst Person in the World awards:
The gold went to movie review-cum-slavery apologist Michael Medved and the silver to Col. David Hunt for his op-ed chastising generals for “betraying the troops”. But the bronze prize takes the cake in its sheer audacity. White House Spokesliar Dana Perino, when asked for a statement on the situation in Burma, had this to say:Well, unfortunately, intimidation and force can chill peaceful demonstrations. And reports about very innocent people being thrown into detention, where they could be held for years without any representation or charges, is distressing; and we understand that some of the monasteries have been sealed. Now, obviously, this has, again, a chilling effect on protestors, but we would ask that everyone show restraint and allow those who want to express themselves to be able to do so in Burma.
Yes. Believe it. She really said that. And I guarantee you she had not the ripple of a clue about any irony.
Maha gives us a comprehensive debunking of Medved on American slavery, and links to several other bloggers' responses as well.